Bethesda’s Flying V Theatre’s Board of Directors has terminated the employment of Artistic Director Jason Schlafstein. The action comes three days after the Board placed Schlafstein on administrative leave following allegations on social media that Schlafstein engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct while serving as Artistic Director. In posting Schlafstein’s suspension on Facebook, the Board revealed […]
David S. Kessler awarded the 2015 Gary Lee Maker Audience Award
DC Theatre Scene presented its 2015 Gary Lee Maker Audience Award on Friday night, October 2nd on the stage of the Folger Theatre to David S. Kessler. About forty people, braving inclement weather, had come to hear Dr. Georgianna Ziegler’s lecture on Elizabeth I leading up to the performance of textsandbeheadings/Elizabeth R, and stayed to […]
David S. Kessler, 2015 outstanding audience member
David S. Kessler remembers a time when he and his wife went to a church hall to see a play and there were more people on stage than in the audience. And that was Woolly Mammoth Theatre in the early days.
The Oregon Trail at Flying V (review)
Children of the ‘90s, climb on board. The Oregon Trail, modeled after the primitive computer game of the same name, is Flying V’s contribution to the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Written by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Amber Jackson, this world premiere uses the parameters of our cherished childhood game to balance two coming-of-age tales.
UpClose: Bekah Brunstetter, Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Bekah Brunstetter hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is an alumni of the CTG Writers Group, Primary Stages writes group, Ars Nova Play Group, The Playwright’s Realm, and the Women’s Project Lab. She has previously written for MTV (Underemployed; I Just want my Pants Back) and is currently a […]
Two one acts from Flying V: All Apologies and Me and the Devil Blues In an ethereal forest between heaven and hell, rigid rules govern the day-to-day of the heroin loving, hard-drinking 27 Club: Janis (Katie Jeffries), Jimi (David Samuel), and Jim (Christopher Herring). All Apologies takes you to an “after party” with the most […]
The Best of Craigslist
One might say that Capital Fringe came a little early to Washington, DC this year. Ambitious emerging theatre company Flying V’s devised work, The Best of Craigslist, is one of those quirky shows that one might expect to see in that yearly theatre festival and it’s a good one, at that. Likely to be a […]
How cheap is a ticket to a good show? Less than that lunch you just bought.
For everyone you know who says they don’t go to theatre because it’s too expensive – pass this along. This week, two of the shows which our critics think you should see had a top ticket price of just $10.
The Pirate Laureate of Port Town
Heyo! Shiver me timbers. Playwright Zachary Fernebok takes us into his fantasy pirate world inspired by the point-and-click Monkey Island video games and the animated cartoon hero, Guybrush Threepwood, a lovable but nerdy, wanna-be pirate who becomes the model for stage character Finn (Alex Vaughan). All served up with camp (style) humor.
PWYC new play reading, Sat. Dec 29 at 8pm
Time for one more reading this year? Flying V Theatre (remember Me and Devil Blues?) will be performing a reading of a new play, The Library, by company member Lee August Praley.
New theatre group Flying V presents world-premiere debut this weekend.
The newborn theatre group Flying V is already coming of age. Their first production Become What You Are – a world premiere by local playwright Augie Praley – tackles the questions we all faced as children and adolescents as we took each new, terrifying step toward adulthood. The play runs one weekend only at The […]